"We are under the impression you have more ties with more countries we are not on friendly terms with than your own. We decided to bring you back to the Canadian border."
Dutch writer and animator Niels Gerson Lohman: Why I Will Never Return to the USA (nederlandse versie)
Remember Peter Watts
, the Canadian sci-fi writer who in December was arrested and charged with assaulting a border agent, resisting arrest, and being an asshole after being pulled over for inspection while leaving the US because his rental car had Washington plates
? He was today found guilty of "failure to comply with a lawful command"
by a Port Huron, Michigan, jury.
Part Three, The Sentencing, will take place April 26. Watts faces up to two years in federal prison. [more inside]
Peter Watts Arrested and Beaten at the US Border.
Author of the Rifters Trilogy
, and that neat little vampire Powerpoint
, he's been busted for "assaulting a border guard", and is looking at prison time. You can find more details here
. His account of the matter is on his blog, here
. [more inside]
The president of The University of Texas at Brownsville
has refused to sign a right of entry request granting access to surveyors planning the U.S./Mexico border fence. This comes shortly after Cameron County
landowners were forced to allow the government access
to their land. Meanwhile, landowners in Hidalgo
County are filing the next wave of lawsuits.
I feel safer already!
A US requirement for foreign visitors to be fingerprinted and photographed is being expanded to include citizens from America's closest allies, starting September 30th.